Although Pandora may have won a single battle against the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the recent decision has left many questions about music royalties unanswered. Pandora originally filed suit against ASCAP in the Southern District of New York, petitioning the court to set “reasonable” licensing fees through 2015. The [...]

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The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law has published its Winter 2014 issue, Volume 16, Issue 2. This year’s previous issue, Volume 16, Issue 1, is also available online. Hard copies of the journal will be available soon.

Articles:

Richard F. Dole, Jr., “Statutory Royalty Damages under the Uniform Trade [...]

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The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been a source of public fascination since the plane disappeared on March 8. The media has advanced countless theories of what happened to the aircraft, ranging from mechanical problems to terrorism.

Last week, the New York Times revealed that airlines have [...]

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The legal battle over the Beastie Boys’ 1987 song “Girls” had some law students wondering if it might be a fact pattern on their copyright final exam. Now, the band and toy company GoldieBlox have reached a settlement over a months-long infringement suit.

GoldieBlox’s stated mission is “to get [...]

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GUEST POST BY: WESLEY D. MARKHAM

On March 31, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, Docket No. 13-298, where the question is whether computer-related inventions are eligible for patenting under 35 U.S.C. § 101. If Justice Breyer’s recent musings are any indication, things [...]

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Sina Weibo, China’s popular Twitter-like microblogging service, has filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission, opting to go public in the U.S. rather than Hong Kong.  As the largest asset of Chinese Web-giant Sina, Weibo has grown impressively since its creation in 2009, boasting [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On March 24, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

Copyright

Viacom settles its seven-year-old lawsuit against Google over video clips uploaded on YouTube. A jury finds MP3Tunes founder Michael Robertson liable for infringing the copyrights of several record labels and music publishers. Teller prevails in a copyright lawsuit against another magician over his Shadows magic performance. James [...]

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One day in 1985, Smokey Robinson said to his then wife Claudette Rogers “I wanna leave you, don’t wanna stay here . . . . Don’t wanna spend another day here . . . . I wanna split now.”

Now, there’s some sad things known to man, but ain’t too much sadder than [...]

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When entering the job market, we have all heard the familiar phrase, “Be careful what you put on Facebook!” It should go without saying that when you learn information sealed under a confidentiality agreement, you should “be careful what you put on Facebook!” Recently, a (now) famous violator of this idiom, Ms. Dana [...]

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mSpy is a mobile monitoring software that runs in stealth mode on a phone, enabling a remote user to track the phone’s activity, including text messages, emails, calls, location changes, and even calendar updates.  One simply has to log in online to a cloud-based control panel to review the wealth of aggregated information. The [...]

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